Star pitcher Carlos Carrasco left Wednesday’s game at Houston in the third inning with a lower back tightness.
Carrasco, who entered Wednesday with 75 innings pitched, is the latest casualty to the already depleted New York Mets’ lineup that are missing the services of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer.
The 35-year veteran allowed five runs on four hits 2 1/3 innings pitched in the Mets’ 5-3 setback to the Astros.
“I was trying to do my best and throw my pitches but I couldn’t finish. I couldn’t get to my pitches and everything was left in the zone. Every pitch they hit out, it was right in the middle because I couldn’t pitch,” Carrasco said.
It wasn’t the first time for Carrasco to face an injury with the Venezuelan pitcher having been placed on the injury list seven times in his career.
Carrasco added that he was not worried about the injury, citing that he will be fine. An MRI later this week in Miami will provide more details regarding the status of his injury.